The art of Walead Beshty attempts to find a way
between the anti-aesthetic and the emptily aesthetic -- without simply
filling a mediocre middle. A new show at the Hirshhorn features 36 wo
by the British-born, Yale-trained, Los Angeles-based 32-year-old.
first encounter, Beshty's 11 photograms -- images made by exposing
photographic paper directly to light -- look like easy-on-the-eyes
abstraction. Stripes and wedges of color, in shades of blue, green, red,
yellow, cyan and magenta, work their way up large sheets of paper.
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